Procyon Studio has posted an 18-minute preview video to highlight the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack release; the standard edition releases on August 2, 2023. while the limited edition launched on July 29, 2023.
The soundtrack’s limited edition includes “two 1/3 Scale Mini Replicas of the flutes used when recording the music, one of “Seishin no Fue” (Noah’s flute) and one of “Kishin no Fue” (Mio’s flute).” Additionally, there is a “card featuring Masatsugu Saito’s new illustration with printed signatures of the composers on the back side” and an “80-page booklet” primarily in Japanese.
Procyon Studio recently revealed that a flute defect was found, but they have included a replacement part within the same shipped package.
Further details regarding the booklet are that it contains lyrics, liner notes, interviews with the main composers, Yasunori Mitsuda, ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, and Manami Kiyota, as well as a message from the game’s executive director Tetsuya Takahashi.
And if that weren’t enough, comments from those with a close connection with the composers are shared, and a discussion is featured between “Yasunori Mitsuda and the shinobue artisan, Hidekatsu, about the creation of “Seishin no Fue” (Noah’s flute) and “Kishin no Fue” (Mio’s flute).”
Lastly, it’s worth emphasizing that the included songs are the same across the standard and limited editions, comprising nine CDs of over 140 tracks collectively lasting around nine hours. Moreover, music from the added story scenario in the fourth volume of the Expansion Pass DLC is included.
You can view the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack crossfade preview video below:
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available for Nintendo Switch.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 tells the story of protagonists Noah and Mio contending with a conflict between the nations of Keves and Agnus. 6 characters will be the crux of the experience, and the broad concept of “life” will be the title’s central theme.
The narrative ties in elements and plotlines from the future of the prior two mainline games, Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Flutes seem to play an integral role in this title’s premise.
The summoning of this powerful new form depends on a new Interlink system. If specific conditions are met, duos of characters can combine into a mech, and choosing when to transform is key to the more difficult battles. Another system is a class change option, allowing players to customize their parties’ builds further than in previous games.
- Check out our thoughts regarding the ending of the Future Redeemed DLC.
- View the one-year anniversary artwork featuring Mio.
- View the incoming Mio figure.
In case you missed it, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was recently updated to version 2.1.0, implementing the new Pyra and Mythra Amiibo functionality. Cosmetic versions of their sword can be obtained this way, though you can also get them from a new Nopon NPC if you have fulfilled certain criteria.
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